Original source: “18 Awe-Inspiring Things To Do in ICELAND | Travel Better in Iceland!” by Holiday Extras Travel Guides
Not sure about the best things to do in Iceland? Take a look at these travel tips! Iceland has been one of the most popular destinations for travelers looking for nature’s wonders. Our YouTube travel experts list out 18 best things to do in Iceland. If you’re planning a trip to this northern wonderland, don’t miss out this Iceland travel guide!
18 Best Things to Do in Iceland:
18. Blue Lagoon
First is the Blue Lagoon. This geothermally-heated pool has become Iceland’s must-do. Its water reaches up to 38 degrees and its algae, minerals, and silica are said to condition and rejuvenate the skin.
17. Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is where you can see the join between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
16. Explore Reykjavik
Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital city and the embodiment of the Icelandic culture of self-sufficiency and a keen interest in the arts.
15. Hallgrimskirkja – Best Things to Do in Iceland
For 900 Krona you can take the lift to the top of Hallgrimskirkja for unparalleled views over the city.
14. Saga Museum
Down by the harbor, the Saga Museum is the place to learn all about Iceland’s Viking history. You can even try some authentic armor or just go for the faux fur and sword option like me.
13. Laxnes Horse Farm
About 15 minutes outside of Reykjavik is the Laxnes Horse Farm. Fun fact: Icelandic horses have two gaits, which is two more than any other breed.
12. Hiring a Car
Hiring a car is absolutely the best way to experience Iceland. The Ring Road runs around the entire country and if you want to do the whole thing, we’d give it at least two weeks.
Seljalandsfoss is just off the Ring Road, about 90 minutes South-East of Reykjavik. Part of this one’s charm is you can walk all the way around behind it but you’ll need waterproofs!
About 15 minutes, further along, is the giant waterfall, Skogafoss. We’re at the top of Skogafoss. It’s absolutely beautiful but nothing like what I expected. There are stairs that you can climb, all the way to the top, and believe me, it takes a while to take your time. But the real gem is actually back here. So you climb over a fence, it’s quite muddy, quite uneven terrain as well, but it’s beautiful. You can see all the way down, where the river runs, and it’s genuinely the most beautiful Icelandic scenery I’ve seen so far.
Seljavallalaug is a secret geothermal pool. To get to it, you drive to the end of road 242, park your car and then hike the rest of the way through a breath-taking valley. It’s not the easiest of routes but it is worth it.
8. Reynisfjara Beach
Up next, Reynisfjara beach. Well, just take a look for yourself – it’s stunning.
7. Fjadrargljufur Canyon
And now it’s the canyon with the impossible name. The canyon is totally off the tourist track. It’s over 100 meters deep and 2km long.
Next up is one of the most beautiful places we visited in Iceland. Jokulsarlon translates as ‘glacier river lagoon’ and basically it’s just where the sea over there, meets the glacier and it breaks off into all of these chunks. Personally, I think it’s the best place for a bit of photography.
5. Glacier Hiking
Glacier hiking was easily my favorite Iceland experience. The sheer scale of this landscape leaves you in awe. And, the climbing itself wasn’t as easy as it looks.
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